The Iona Stichting supports actual initiatives that spring from the changing needs of society. The logo symbolizes the crossroads between ideal and reality. The vertical line of the spiritual ideal and the horizontal line of the active encounter between social organizations and the Iona Stichting cross where cooperation is made possible.
Supporting actual needs asks for cooperation with other, independent, organizations that value the same ideals. Proceeding from various disciplines we work together with the following partners:
earth charter the Netherlands
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. The Iona Stichting endorses the Earth Charter.
The NIVOZ foundation (Netherlands Institute for Education and Child Care) is a refuge for thinking and designing out of the box; a place for concentration, reflection and dialogue. NIVOZ strengthens teachers, school leaders and other stakeholders in the execution of their educational assignment. Their view is that every person is connected and responsible in society and that education has the social responsibility to make a contribution.
Louis Bolk Institute
For more than 40 years the Louis Bolk Institute has been developing knowledge about sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health: three areas that are interconnected. Focal points are nature-inclusive agriculture and positive health. The institute works on strengthening natural systems and processes, whether these relate to agricultural areas, soil, farms, patients, or urban neighborhoods. Louis Bolk conducts projects in close collaboration with stakeholders, aiming for participatory and practical solutions.
philantropic guild old church amsterdam
Like the guilds that financed the various altars in the church until the end of the eighteenth century, new guilds, formed by various institutions in Amsterdam, finance projects that take place in the Old Church. The Iona Stichting is a member of the Philanthropic Guild.
The MAEX impulse is a cooperation between government, companies and foundations. Small initiatives in the Netherlands can apply digitally for a donation to strengthen their organization. It is not easy to find funding for that particular purpose. The Iona Stichting helps with the assessment of the applications.
association of foundations in the Netherlands (FIN)
The Association of Foundations in the Netherlands (FIN) is an umbrella organization, representing the interests of more than 330 private charitable foundations in the Netherlands. These organizations support a broad field of social needs. The Iona Stichting is a member.